Holly River State Park

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Holly River State Park

West Virginia

(304) 493-6353

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Overview

Holly River is the second largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres. Nestled in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains some reaching heights of over 2,800 feet. The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the state in Webster County, it is far from the hustle and bustle of city life making it a perfect vacation getaway. In the midst of this woodland paradise, park guests will find a myriad of recreational opportunities. Playing tennis, surrounding yourself with nature on one of the hiking trails, or just soaking up the sun by the swimming pool--all of these spell Holly River State Park.

Map of Holly River (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.672155, -80.322280

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Activities

  • Camping

    For those park guests who want to rough it, there is Holly River's excellent camping facilities.

    The 88-unit campground offers electric hookups, picnic tables, and cooking grills at each site. A dumping station and four centralized bathhouses with toilet facilities, hot water showers and coin-operated washers and dryers round out the list of conveniences. Firewood is available for a nominal fee.

    Camping areas are normally open from the first Friday in April through the last Monday in November with a maximum camping period of two weeks allowed. Only one tent or trailer is allowed per site and check-in time is noon.

  • Hiking

    Hiking on the many trails the park offers is another way to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the region.

    Trails to two waterfalls, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, named for two legendary Indian chiefs of the area, are quite popular. The hike to Potato Knob with its commanding view at 2,480 feet is a park feature and you won't want to miss "Shupe's Chute" waterfall.

  • Picnicking

    There are two large pavilions that may be rented by the day. Shelters are reservable up to a year in advance. Please call for availability and reservations. 304-493-6353.

    The Old Pavilion is a rustic but conveniently located shelter built in the 1930's.

    The moden Carpenter Pavilion is popular for large groups and family reunions.

    The Balli Pavilion is for smaller groups of up to 30 people.

  • RVing

    For those park guests who want to rough it, there is Holly River's excellent camping facilities.

    The 88-unit campground offers electric hookups, picnic tables, and cooking grills at each site. A dumping station and four centralized bathhouses with toilet facilities, hot water showers and coin-operated washers and dryers round out the list of conveniences. Firewood is available for a nominal fee.

    Camping areas are normally open from the first Friday in April through the last Monday in November with a maximum camping period of two weeks allowed. Only one tent or trailer is allowed per site and check-in time is noon.

  • Tennis

    Tennis courts are available.

  • Water Sports

    The park has an outdoor pool that is open during the summer months.

Directions

Driving

Holly River State Park is located on WV 20, 32 miles south of Buckhannon and 20 miles north of Webster Springs. Interstate 79 running north/south through central West Virginia offers access to WV 20 at several points. GPS navigation coordinates to Holly River State Park office.

Latitude: 38 39' 59.16" N - 38.666433 degrees Longitude: 80 21' 13.32" W - -80.3537 degrees

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 493-6353

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